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Madragoa Cafe

#46 of 3,568 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
+351 21 400 5447
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Helsinki
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a difficult review to write as the warmth of the welcome here is fantastic. The waiter was really friendly and we were impressed at the way he engaged with different groups in different languages. Similarly, the chef was also very warm and went round all of the tables asking everyone about their meals. The main catch was that... More 

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Thank Skotti56
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

This is a difficult ansewer to write, because your review is so deeply unfair. Best regards Cristiba and Antonio More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time there. The food is simple and delicious, the waiters are very nice and the chef is a character, she will make sure you enjoy your time for sure! We had such a nice experience that we went to their other location just a few blocks away the next day.

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. Is very good to know that an expressive majority of our costumers are pleased with our food, service and atmosphere. Looking forword to have you back to our restaurants soo. Best regards Cristina and Antonio More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magdragoa Cafe was the icing on the cake for our city break to Lisbon. A lovely stroll from our hotel along cobbled lanes to this small intermate restaurant. The staff were incredibly welcoming and attentive, great ambience, incredible food and wine. We thought the place so good we went back again the following night! Thank you for making our trip... More 

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

And we can"t be more gratfull then we surely are! Costumers like you pays back all our efforts to make you dinner a remarcable experience. Be back soon Take care Cristina and Antonio More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a month in Lisbon, for business and fun. And Lisbon become our favourite city to spent our holidays from now on.Wonderful weather, beautiful neiberwouds, and in the top of all those positive points, the food is amazing. And one of our best choices is Madragoa Café.. I don't use to write much in TripAdvisor, but this restaurant deserves... More 

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

Great review! Thank you so much! All the best Cristina and Antonio More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've read almost 30 restaurant' s reviews....but there were something different about this one: more then 90% of the costumers that expressed their feallings about this restaurant said exactly the same: the food is superb and the atmosphere is genuinely friendly. L We cross half Lisbon to arrive there and we are so glad we did. First of all the... More 

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Hopping t hear from you soon Best regards Cristina and Antonio More 

Aveiro, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a week end to Lisbon and tryed this restaurante because it was recomended by a friend. Everithing was delicious. Very friendly staff and amasing food. Tradicional food that we love so mutch. So good that we decided to book for the day after.

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Maria P, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Mary...Thank you very much for your kind words. Waiting for your next visit! Kind regards Cristina and Antonio More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the small authentic atmosphere of this place and the staff were all fantastic. The menu was in Portuguese but the waiter who was funny and super helpful read it to us in English. The wine was good and prices were reasonable. Unfortunately we think we made poor choices-husband had a soup with bread and poached egg on the... More 

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Maria P, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

We dont understant your review and the ratting you gave us . After all you loved evrything, but it seams you were not prepered or willing to face any new expirience according to food. Our food is genuinely made portuguese way and Is out of the question making any adaptations, for touristical matters. That is also wy our Menu is... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ' ve folowed TripAdvisor advise and we drop at Madragoa Judy to find out this neiberwood is very interesting and that it will be our future place to stay, out of the hipe, but, exactly because of that, much more welcoming and genuine,.Madragoa Café is all that and much more, the best food and service. A great dinner in... More 

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We do all that we can to make your dinner a wonderful experiênce. Glad to know that once more we succeded. King regards Cristina and Antonio More 

Princeton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We have found this place here in TA and t was a great experience, something we will remember forever, the food, the atmosphere and the most friendly and yet professional, service. Best stew of fish and seafood. Great steak. Wonderful wine advise. We will be back soon and recommend it to you all

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Maria P, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Glad to know you loved it all. Waiting for your next visit! Warm regards Cristina and Antonio More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We have been in Madragoa Cafe last Fado's day and it was wonderful. But much more important then the entertainment was the great fiod Christina has made for us. It was so good that we have made reservations for New Year's Eve. Dont miss this experience!

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Maria P, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. As you notice every thursday we offer to our clients a special Fado session. But the most important item is our food and we are deeply mooved by your positive comments. Please be back soon and have a Very Happy New Year! Cristina & António More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 400 5447
Description
The Madragoa Cafe is a place where you can find a traditional Portuguese cuisine, where the products used are fresh and Portuguese. The predominant wines are from the Douro region, however it is possible to find wines from other regions. The dishes are a selection of some of the best that each region of Portugal has to offer. The desserts are traditional and some are made at the restaurant. The affection with which clients are received, that comes from the heart. See you soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?